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StorytimeMarch - April 2010
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Why Come to Baku?
TravelSpring 2007, Volume 2.2
Why Come to Baku?
by Fiona Maclachlan

I´m an expat living in Baku and I would like to share with Visions
The Lions Guarding Baku
BakuJuly - August 2010
The Lions Guarding Baku
by Fuad Axundov

Of the 500-metre section of Baku’s fortress walls which remain intact,
Rasim Balayev – Face of Azerbaijan’s Heroes
ArtMay - June 2013
Rasim Balayev – Face of Azerbaijan’s Heroes
Good acting is relatively common, but it is not so often that an actor becomes synonymous with a
Hospitality in Azerbaijan
CultureMay - June 2010
Hospitality in Azerbaijan
by Shirin Bunyadova

Magic Pot of Piti
CultureJuly - August 2013
Magic Pot of Piti
As whisky has always been associated with Scotland, Siberian pelmeni (ravioli) with Russia and
Coins – Tellers of Azerbaijani History
HistoryJanuary - February 2014
Coins – Tellers of Azerbaijani History
The coins that we take for granted in our pockets and purses will be valuable source material for
KISH CHURCH one of the oldest churches in the Caucasus
CultureWinter 2008, Volume 3.1
KISH CHURCH one of the oldest churches in the Caucasus
by Dr. G. Mammadova and PhD S. Haciyeva

In the year 2000 Norwegian explorer and
Arshin Mal Alan: The rich Screen Life Of Uzeyir Hajibayov's Operetta
ArtSummer 2009, Volume 4.2
Arshin Mal Alan: The rich Screen Life Of Uzeyir Hajibayov's Operetta
by Aydin Kazimzadeh

Uzeyir Hajibayov was an outstanding Azerbaijani composer and
March 1918 Massacre in Baku
HistorySpring 2007, Volume 2.2
March 1918 Massacre in Baku
Thousands of Azerbaijanis were killed in three days of slaughter at the end of March 1918, when
“Arshin Mal Alan”: an operetta for all time
CultureJuly - August 2010
“Arshin Mal Alan”: an operetta for all time
by Mohbaddin Samad

The plot…
 This comic/romantic operetta concerns a rich,
Ganja: Azerbaijan's Second City
TravelMay - June 2015
Ganja: Azerbaijan's Second City
Intrigued by Ganja’s rich history and tourist potential, Tom Marsden travelled to western
Winter Warmer: Rediscovering Baku’s Hammam Culture
BakuWinter 2019
Winter Warmer: Rediscovering Baku’s Hammam Culture
A recently unearthed hammam in Icherisheher is a reminder of Baku's legendary public bathing culture
The Book of Dede Gorgud: A Masterpiece of Epic Literature
LiteratureMarch - April 2010
The Book of Dede Gorgud: A Masterpiece of Epic Literature
The Book of Dede Gorgud is a heroic epic poem of the Oghuz – a Turkic tribal group who were th
Nobel Brothers and Azerbaijani Competition
HistoryWinter 2007, Volume 2.1
Nobel Brothers and Azerbaijani Competition
by G. Aliyeva

Azerbaijan’s oil industry developed apace in the
Mud volcanoes
EnvironmentalMay - June 2011
Mud volcanoes
Pages 38-42

by Shirin Manafov

Absheron is truly unique for its mud volcanoes.
THOR HEYERDAHL’S SEARCH FOR ODIN: ANCIENT LINKS BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND SCANDINAVIA?
LiteratureMarch - April 2015
THOR HEYERDAHL’S SEARCH FOR ODIN: ANCIENT LINKS BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND SCANDINAVIA?
Alum Bati reviews a new book exploring the life and work of Thor Heyerdahl.
 
Fertile Farms, Thriving Trade and Warring Empires Karabakh´s History in Caucasian Albania
HistorySpring 2008, Volume 3.2
Fertile Farms, Thriving Trade and Warring Empires Karabakh´s History in Caucasian Albania
by Dr. Gasim Hajiyev

Most of modern-day Azerbaijan was once the Kingdom of Albania
Islam and Secularism – the Azerbaijani Experience
SocietyMay - June 2013
Islam and Secularism – the Azerbaijani Experience
Azerbaijan has recently been associated with secularism and religious tolerance at a growing number
SHEKI’S MYSTERIES – STAINED GLASS AND THE SWEETEST HALVA
ArtSeptember - October 2013
SHEKI’S MYSTERIES – STAINED GLASS AND THE SWEETEST HALVA
There is a proverb in Azerbaijan – “however much you say halva, it won’t make
Lev Landau Baku's Nobel Prize Winner
Famous peopleSpring 2009, Volume 4.1
Lev Landau Baku's Nobel Prize Winner
by Rovshan Didavari

The year
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
HistorySpring 2017
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
Deputy Minister of Culture Sevda Mammadaliyeva remembers her father, the outstanding academician
The Historic Kebab
CultureSpring 2009, Volume 4.1
The Historic Kebab
by Ilkin Akbarzade

Our ancestors used to thread their prey onto skewers and grill it
A Phenomenon in Modern Science or Who Are You Lotfi Zadeh?
Famous peopleSummer 2009, Volume 4.2
A Phenomenon in Modern Science or Who Are You Lotfi Zadeh?
by Mohbaddin Samad

The theory of fuzzy logic caused a revolution worldwide whe
Lamb Saj
CultureJanuary - February 2010
Lamb Saj
Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the oldest and richest in the world. Hemmed in on three sides by
God’s Drink - Voyage to the land of Azerbaijani tea
TravelMay - June 2013
God’s Drink - Voyage to the land of Azerbaijani tea
Tea lies at the heart of many Azerbaijani traditions. When a boy’s family visits a girl’
7 Secrets of the Absheron
TravelSpring 2017
7 Secrets of the Absheron
Despite increasing development in recent decades, the 30 plus villages of the Absheron peninsula
A History of Azerbaijan: from the Furthest Past to the Present Day
HistoryMarch - April 2010
A History of Azerbaijan: from the Furthest Past to the Present Day
by Karim K. Shukurov

The Azerbaijani Republic declared
20 THINGS to do in Northern Azerbaijan
TravelMay - June 2015
20 THINGS to do in Northern Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s lush, mountainous northern territory, spanning from the Caspian Sea along the
20 January - a Day of Mourning in Azerbaijan
HistoryWinter 2007, Volume 2.1
20 January - a Day of Mourning in Azerbaijan
What happened on 20 January 1990 was an act of terror by a totalitarian regime. The crime committed
The Siemens Brothers in Gedabey
HistorySeptember - October 2013
The Siemens Brothers in Gedabey
Foreign companies and entrepreneurs rushed to the Caucasus in the late 19th century, a result of
The Mystery of the Traditional Papaq
ArtJanuary - February 2012
The Mystery of the Traditional Papaq
I remember from my childhood the old men sitting in the chaikhana (tea house) on hot summer days
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”
SocietySeptember - October 2010
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”
by Ian Peart

John Keats would have revelled in the natural produce of Azerbaija
His Majesty Khash
CultureJanuary - April 2013
His Majesty Khash
Love it or loathe it, khash is a local institution. There’s nothing that Azerbaijani men like
RUH by Ruhulla Hasanzade: An Exhibition of Heart and Soul
ArtWinter 2019
RUH by Ruhulla Hasanzade: An Exhibition of Heart and Soul
Ruhulla Hasanzade is one of the country's most promising young artists
INTRODUCING THE QUTAB AND AYRAN
ArtJuly - August 2011
INTRODUCING THE QUTAB AND AYRAN
By Ahmadov Ahmad-Jabir

Flour, cereals and beans add further enticing flavour
1918  - Azerbaijan at War
HistorySeptember - October 2015
1918 - Azerbaijan at War
This is the second of a two-part article on Azerbaijan in 1918, at the end of the First World War
German  Colonies  in Azerbaijan
HistoryMarch - April 2011
German Colonies in Azerbaijan
by Rustam Alasgarov

The German page of Azerbaijan’s history is one of the mor
History Recorded in Colour
ArtJuly - August 2013
History Recorded in Colour
One of the best known artists of 20th century Azerbaijan, Mikayil Abdullayev painted portraits,
The Polish Architects Who Shaped Baku
ArtMay - June 2014
The Polish Architects Who Shaped Baku
After I started my assignment in Baku, the names of Gosławski, Skórewicz, Płoszko and other
Christianity in Caucasian Albania
HistorySpring 2006, Volume 1.1
Christianity in Caucasian Albania
Caucasian Albania should not to be confused with the country of Albania in the Balkans. The Caucasia
Summer in Azerbaijan
TravelJuly - August 2010
Summer in Azerbaijan
by Fiona Maclachlan

As summer arrives in Azerbaijan, and the temperature in the capital city Bak
AZERBAIJAN AT WAR
HistoryJuly - August 2015
AZERBAIJAN AT WAR
This is the first of a two-part article on Azerbaijan in 1918 during the First World War. This
Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
HistorySummer 2006, Volume 1.2
Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
The period of the Democratic Republic, 1918-1920, was a distorted and scarcely mentioned page in
Baku’s Seaside Boulevard - Then and Now
BakuJuly - August 2015
Baku’s Seaside Boulevard - Then and Now
Baku’s much-loved ‘Bulvar’ has been central to city life for well over a hundred